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    Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect

     Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect
    The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. The presence of a single sign does not prove child abuse is occurring in a family; however, when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination you should take a closer look at the situation and consider the possibility of child abuse. ...
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    Good Bedside Manners Make a Difference

    Good Bedside Manners Make a Difference
    With health care employers increasingly measuring patient satisfaction levels and rewarding their employees for providing high-quality customer service, health professionals are realizing a good bedside manner is more important than ever. Good bedside manners not only improve interactions with patients, but also advance health professionals' careers. Evidence suggests those who have strong relationships with their patients are less likely to get ...
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    Streamline Your Plans on the Job

    Not meeting deadlines can spiral into project or career failure. Yet deadlines are one of the most vexing pieces of the time-management puzzle. But there are ways to manage your deadlines, according to Jeffrey and Laurie Ford, coauthors of Deadline Busting. h4. Five Deadline-Busting Tips h4. 1. Create and Maintain a Due List of All Deadlines: Write down any promised result, ...
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    Fetal Development

    Fetal Development
    When sperm is deposited in the vagina, it travels through the cervix and into the Fallopian tubes. Conception usually takes place in the Fallopian tube. A single sperm penetrates the mother's egg cell, and the resulting cell is called a zygote. The zygote contains all of the genetic information (DNA) necessary to become a child. Half of the genetic information comes ...
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    Sexual Orientation: Core Training Considerations

    h4. Is There An Ideal Model For Training? It is hard to say that there is one model of training that should be applied in all agency contexts. Health and social care agencies have different structures and cultures, are different sizes, fulfill different functions and belong to both the voluntary/private and statutory sectors. A one size fits all would not be ...
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    Dehydration

    Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should. Dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water or fluids, or both. Vomiting and diarrhea are common causes. Infants and children are more susceptible to dehydration than adults because of their smaller body weights and higher turnover of water and electrolytes. ...
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    Nutrition in Health and Disease

    Nutrition in Health and Disease
    h4. Introduction The interaction between genes and the environment plays a major role in the human life cycle from birth to death beginning with fertilization through the stages of growth, development, and aging. The role of nutrition, which can modify the genetic base, is of crucial importance in this life cycle. Human nutrition is a science that deals with nutrients and ...
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    Developing a Self Care Support Strategy

    Developing a Self Care Support Strategy
    h4. Key actions When developing a self care support strategy for your area, the following should be considered: # Involve patients and the public through new and established mechanisms - any strategy needs to be based on their requirements and preferences. # Assess the self care information and support networks which already exist within your health economy. Are there any gaps ...
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    End-of-Life

    NIH Fact Sheet: End-of-Life Thirty Years Ago: • In the past, death typically occurred over a short period of time from illness or injury. • Often times, death occurred at home, and family members served as caregivers. • Issues surrounding end-of-life experiences were poorly understood and little studied. • Improvements in medical technology were beginning to prolong life in many life-threatening ...
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    Vital Signs: Overview and Effect of Aging Changes

    Vital Signs: Overview and Effect of Aging Changes
    Vital signs show an individual is alive. They include heart beat, breathing rate, temperature, and blood pressure. These signs may be watched, measured, and monitored to check an individual's level of physical functioning. Normal vital signs change with age, sex, weight, exercise tolerance, and condition. Normal ranges for the average healthy adult vital signs are: Temperature: 97.8 - 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit ...
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    Heart Disease And Medication

    Sometimes, medications may be needed to help prevent or control coronary heart disease (CHD) and so reduce the risk of a first or repeat heart attack. But, if medications are needed, lifestyle changes still must be undertaken. If prescribed, take medications as directed by your health care provider. Drugs used to treat CHD include: -Aspirin – Aspirin helps to lower the ...
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    Airborne Allergies - Symptoms

    The signs and symptoms of airborne allergies are familiar to many. # Sneezing, often with a runny or clogged nose # Coughing and postnasal drip # Itching eyes, nose, and throat # Watering eyes # Conjunctivitis # “Allergic shiners” (dark circles under the eyes caused by increased blood flow near the sinuses) # “Allergic salute” (in a child, persistent upward rubbing ...
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    NINR Focus: Hispanic Health

    NINR Focus: Hispanic Health
    Comparing the health profile of Hispanic people to that of the general U.S. population reveals numerous disparities. Disproportionate numbers of adult Hispanics suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and obesity. Children of Mexican descent are at special risk for growth deficiency and related problems. Investigators funded by the NINR are finding new ways of safeguarding the health of Hispanic men ...
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    Unique Properties of Stem Cells

    Unique Properties of Stem Cells
    Stem cells differ from other kinds of cells in the body. All stem cells - regardless of their source - have three general properties: they are capable of dividing and renewing themselves for long periods; they are unspecialized; and they can give rise to specialized cell types. h4. What do you think about the use of embryonic stem cells to treat ...
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    Depression

    Depression
    In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 20.9 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness5 The economic cost for this disorder is high, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but also to ...
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    Digoxin Oral

    h4. Why is this medication prescribed? Digoxin is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). It helps the heart work better and it helps control your heart rate. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. h4. How should this medicine be used? Digoxin comes as a tablet, capsule, or ...
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    Signs of Depression

    Signs of Depression
    In any given one-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 20.9 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness. Not everyone who is depressed or manic experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. Severity of symptoms varies with individuals and also varies over time. h4. Depression * Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood * Feelings ...
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    Prader-Willi Syndrome

    Prader-Willi Syndrome
    h4. What is Prader-Willi syndrome? Prader-Willi syndrome is a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body. In infancy, this condition is characterized by weak muscle tone (hypotonia), feeding difficulties, poor growth, and delayed development. Beginning in childhood, affected individuals develop an insatiable appetite and chronic overeating (hyperphagia). As a result, most experience rapid weight gain leading to obesity. ...
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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

     Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention. It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD, or approximately 2 million children in the United States. This means that in a ...
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    Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)

    h4. What is vCJD? Both vCJD and BSE are relatively new forms of a family of diseases, known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), that have been recognised for hundreds of years. They are called "spongiform" because, under a microscope, the affected brain tissue looks like a sponge. TSEs can affect both people and animals and share common characteristics. All of them ...
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